Click on Join to add a few details and start supporting us
Search on GoRaise for the retailer or product that you want, and click out. It's that easy.
Shop as normal and the retailer donates a portion of your spend to us. You don’t pay a penny extra.
Whether you're buying a new outfit, flights, computer equipment or furniture, we'll have the right retailer for you!
Birmingham Symphonic Winds (BSW) is the UK's premiere wind orchestra, giving regular concerts in Birmingham, touring international festivals and taking the music of the UK to the world.
BSW was established in 1992 with the aim to meet the demands of players in the area wanting to perform with a high quality wind ensemble. Since then it has gained both a national and international reputation as one of the leading wind ensembles of its kind in the UK.
The 45-strong orchestra aims to promote enterprise and excellence through its performances and promotes its own themed concert series at the CBSO Centre, Birmingham – home to the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. These concerts have included distinguished soloists such as Alison Balsom (trumpet), Craig Ogden (guitar) and Sarah Williamson (clarinet). BSW also has a strong dedication to the creation and performance of contemporary works for wind orchestra, recently completing a 5-year commissioning project involving composers Philip Sparke, Nigel Hess and Kenneth Hesketh.
BSW made its New York debut in April 2011 with a critcally acclaimed concert at the prestigious Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and is currently preparing to visit Hong Kong in April 2014 as flagship ensemble at a new concert band festival.
Raise as an individual supporter whenever you shop onlineJoin - Individual
Add your company to start raising with your colleaguesLearn more - Companies
Add your marathon run or skydive and invite your friends and family to support your challengeLearn more - Challengers
See our FAQs or visit the Help Centre for more resources
Is there any cost to our cause or supporters?
No, it's completely free for your cause and supporters. The only cost is to the retailer.
Why do the retailers make a donation?
When you visit a retailer or service through goraise.co.uk they offer a donation as a thank you for your custom. Our partner retailers like to help, but it's also a way of attracting customers, so they essentially put it down as a marketing cost.
Sounds too good to be true – is there a catch?
There’s no catch, and to confirm, it won't cost you a penny!! In fact, there’s £millions worth of retailer commission available every year to fund good causes across the UK. Amazingly, many causes are still unaware of this easy, free way to generate funds through everyday online shopping.
How much of the donation does GoRaise take?
We don’t take a penny of the amount displayed. For all retailers we show a donation rate (% or £), which represents the full amount you are raising for your cause. For clarity, GoRaise is a commercial organisation, and we receive an additional payment from the retailer above and beyond that shown on the site.
Can any cause use GoRaise to fundraise?
Yes – any good cause (an organisation with unselfish goals) can use GoRaise to generate funds, from small community groups to national charities. Your favourite cause may already be registered. If it isn’t, it can be added for free. GoRaise helps charities, sports clubs, PTAs, community groups, churches, youth groups (Girl Guides, Scouts etc) and lots of other great causes.
How do we get paid?
You can choose to receive your money into a bank account or direct donation platform. We pay our causes every quarter and challengers monthly. We'll let you know once the payment has been sent. Please note: causes have to have at least £15 (and Challengers £2) in their account before we make payment
Share this fundraising page with your friends and family so they can support us too